Introduction to Bothell, Washington
Bothell, Washington, in King county, is 6 miles E of Shoreline, Washington (center to center) and 12 miles NE of Seattle, Washington. The city is included in the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 30,150 people lived in Bothell.
The Native American tribe known as the Sammamish were the original inhabitants of the region. The Puget Sound War in 1856 forced them to relocate. European settlements grew up in this region with the arrival of Columbus S. Greenleaf and George R. Wilson in 1870. Gradually a store, a school, and a sawmill were built in this area. George Brackett, one of the settlers, sold 80 acres of land to David Bothell in 1885. The first postmaster, who had purchased land from Bothell, decided to name the town after him. Logging remained the primary industry until the early 20th century. Bothell was incorporated on April 14, 1909. Post World War II, development speeded up in Bothell.
Bothell and nearby Attractions
- Transportation Museum
- Bothell Historical Museum Foundation
- North Creek
- Truly Ranch Shopping Center
- Wayne Golf Course
- Saint Edward State Park
Things To Do In Bothell
Bothell offers a variety of recreational activities that can be enjoyed by everyone. The Transportation Museum, which is housed in the Wickers Building, has interesting exhibits on various modes of transportation. The musuem also offers tours of the Interurban Car 55. The Woodland Park Zoo, Washington Park Arboretum, and Space Needle are entertaining for both adults and children. One can also take advantage of the trails along the Sammamish River Trail. In addition, sports enthusiast would be interested in the facilities at Wayne Golf Course. The Truly Ranch Shopping Center is a shopper’s paradise. The city also hosts the Country Village Harvest Festival and the Winterfest every year.
The Boeing Field/King County International Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Bothell Higher Education
Local institutes of higher education include the University of Washington-Bothell Campus, Western Seminary-Seattle Branch, and ITT Technical Institute. There are also other institutes nearby including Lake Washington Technical College and Edmonds Community College.